18 September 2023

The Hon Kristy McBain
Member for Eden-Monaro

The Albanese Labor Government is investing over $2.5 million to improve road safety in Eden-Monaro, including $951,311 in Queanbeyan-Palerang under its 2023/24 Black Spot Program.
The Black Spot Program funds safety measures such as traffic signals and roundabouts at locations where a number of serious crashes are known to have occurred or are at risk of occurring.

The Black Spot Program will support the following improvements in Eden-Monaro:

Bungendore Road and Macs Reef Road at Bywong, including:

• Flexible barriers and raised islands with additional stop or give way signs,
• Channelised right turn lanes
• Left turn deceleration lane
• Raised median and street lighting at intersection.

This work will make an important contribution towards reducing serious injuries and deaths in Eden-Monaro, building on previous investments across the state.

This project is included in $31.9 million of funding allocated for New South Wales roads under the Black Spot Program’s 2023–24 funding round.

The New South Wales review panel includes representatives from the Local Government NSW, National Roads and Motorists’ Association, Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia, NSW Police Force, Federation of Parents & Citizens Associations of NSW, Traffic Management Association of Australia and Transport for NSW.

For more information on the Australian Government’s Black Spot Program, or to nominate a black spot, visit

Quotes attributable to Member for Eden-Monaro Kristy McBain:

“The Bywong community will benefit from this significant investment to improve our roads and make them safer”.

“I am relieved to know these works will mean more residents in Eden-Monaro can get home safer.
Applications for Black Spot funding are considered annually, and anyone can apply – it is a simple two-page application. If you know a local road is dangerous, I strongly encourage you to apply”.